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05-03-2005 07:54 PM  12 years agoPost 1
helicopterMark

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Rumson, NJ

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Well I got my new Aon 3500 a few weeks ago and finally had the chance to put it in my rex, first thing I noticed was the different sized connectors on the motor than the ones I had, no problem, hacked them off and soldered on another set, next thing I notice while trying to mount it is they dont give you and screws, no problem, I have a bunch, try to get it mounted and I wind up stripped the threads in the motor mounting holes because the screws I had were too short.. crap... my friend says its ok cause it's only the first two threads and the hole is quite deep, so I get some replacement screws that are longer, mount it, looks good so far, go to spin up the blades for a few seconds and notice that the motor is getting really hot!, try loosening the mesh a little, same thing, so hot the esc current limiting cuts it off... this isn't good... I think the longer screws I got were a little too long and that they might have gone in too far and damaged the motor. I pull out the motor and notice it doesn't turn as smoothly as it used to... CRAP! I am so upset now, what can I do? Do you think Aon would be willing to fix my motor for a nominal fee? I'm somewhat dissapointed, although I do realize the end result of putting too long a screw in there was my fault... but still.... I dont know, just upset, needed to get out this frustration... any suggestions on where to proceed at this point? thanks guys.

Mark

Mark Schneider
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05-03-2005 08:51 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Herc

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I would try AON directly and see what they say. These motors are designed for replacement parts. I'm not sure which parts though.

I took a different approach to mounting my AON motors. I used long M3 bolts and went into the threaded holes the necessary amount. I then used nuts to snug them up tight. I then trimmed the bolts to allow enough thread to go through the frame support and allow a lock nut (nylon bushing) to hold the motor in place. The only drawback I can see to this method is the motor only rests on the frame support the amount of the surface area of the nuts. This hasn't caused any problems for me so far and the motor is tight and doesn't wiggle anymore than the other motors I've used with the TRex.

This method was a lot easier for me than trying to line the bolts and the holes up all the time and I don't have to worry about stripping any of the motor's threads. I just use a small micro wrench to tighten and loosen the nuts.

Cheers

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05-03-2005 09:34 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Professor Fate

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Goose Creek S.C.

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3mmX5mm button head here.

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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05-03-2005 10:07 PM  12 years agoPost 4
j5coat

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Phoenix

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i used the ones in the align kit, just used some thick washers behind them, put them through and checked how much was sticking out, about 3-4 mm no longer than that.

Trex 700, Trex 600n

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05-03-2005 11:48 PM  12 years agoPost 5
synchro505

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Topanga, CA

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For those who were able to mount it and everything, are you enjoying the motor? I want to try a non-Align motor too. I also want to stick to the 3.2mm shaft which this motor has right?

synchro

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05-04-2005 12:04 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Herc

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Mine is 3.2mm shaft. I think I read somewhere that it's available with the smaller shaft. Can't be sure of that though.

I love my two. I went from Himaxx motors after burning them out and this is a huge improvement. I'm only hovering and slow FF right now so can't comment on higher performance. The AON run's nice and cool. I use it in governor mode and it runs at about 80% with an 11T pinion to get the headspeed I want.

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05-04-2005 12:08 AM  12 years agoPost 7
helicopterMark

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Rumson, NJ

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Yes, the Aon is supposed to be a great motor, I wish I could comment on it first hand ! oh well, I sent them an email, hopefully they will be able to offer to fix it for a small fee, really dissapointed I wont have it for this weekend though... oh well, what can you do thanks for the replies.

mark

Mark Schneider
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05-04-2005 12:24 AM  12 years agoPost 8
synchro505

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Topanga, CA

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I hope they can help you out Mark. Aon seems like a good company. At the very least they should give you the parts you need to repair the motor.

synchro
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05-04-2005 12:27 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Titan520

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Philippines

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Mark,

I hope that they do give you an answer quick, I know how it feels.. I am also hoping that they could change it..

Doesn't it come with instruction manual (AON3500)? This engine looks nice. Wish they had included set screws for it.

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05-04-2005 02:42 AM  12 years agoPost 10
j5coat

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Phoenix

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i love my aon

i use the aon 3500 on a 11 tooth pinion with a tanic 2220, awesome power on climb outs, motor runs about 125 or so after a 6 minute flight with the stock align heat sink on there. it bogs a little on hard loops or rolls as the cyclic on my heli is real fast with the ccpm mod. i love this motor though.

Trex 700, Trex 600n

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05-04-2005 03:47 AM  12 years agoPost 11
helicopterMark

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Rumson, NJ

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thanks guys, I have finally gotten around to some 3d with my raptor and Trex and could really use the power of the aon, I might just order another aon and when I get around to having this one fixed have a spare or put it in my second Trex! I just dont like waiting and after two consecutive flips the headspeed just get unbearable with my align 400S, although I was impressed with it being better than I thought, it just isn't enough for what I need now! I do think the AON motors are some of the best for the Trex at this point in time, aside perhaps from the Lehner at nearly double the price

Mark

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